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​Airman Chelsea Kidman, 790th Missile Security Forces Squadron security support team at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., inspects her new uniforms as SSgt. Richard Roesch, 90th Security Support Squadron assistant noncommissioned officer in charge of supply, checks the gear off a list, Feb. 2, 2015. Air Force photo by A1C Brandon Valle.

The Air Force started issuing the Operational Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern—the same uniforms worn by troops in Afghanistan—to security force members across 20th Air Force on Feb. 2. The new uniforms include seven layers of protection against extremely cold temperatures often experienced by defenders at Minot AFB, N.D; Malmstrom AFB, Mont.; F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.; and Camp Guernsey, Wyo. Airmen who travel to the missile field received the new gear as part of the 20th Air Force Model Defender Program, which was intended to better equip airmen with the resources they need to do their jobs effectively. "They're a camouflage uniform that blends with our operating environment to provide better concealment, functionality, and survivability advantages," said Lt. Col. Michelle Stringer, 20th AF director of security. Security Forces members will start wearing the uniforms on Feb. 9. Distribution is slated for completion by the end of March, according to a Feb. 3 release.